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Save the Date: July 4-7, 2019, IAEM-Canada 2019 Conference, Calgary
"Bridging Public Private Partnerships in Emergency Management"

The IAEM-Canada Council encompasses members from every Province and Territory in Canada in addition to the Committee representatives from numerous professions in public, private and government entities across the country.

The IAEM-Canada Region became the first region outside the United States in 2003 under the previous IAEM structure. The IAEM-Canada Region became the IAEM-Canada Council (one of seven Councils worldwide) in 2007, when the current organizational structure went into effect. The IAEM-Canada President, currently Greg Solecki, a Lifetime CEM member, serves as the representative of the Council on the IAEM-Global Board.

IAEM Canada’s Mission is to advance the profession by promoting the principles of emergency management; to serve its members by providing information, networking and professional development opportunities; and to advance the emergency management profession.

 

The IAEM 66th Annual Conference begins tomorrow — share your conference highlights on Twitter using #IAEM18

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

On-site registration for the IAEM 66th Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will open on Friday, Oct. 19, at 2:00 p.m. in the DeVos Place Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B. Full conference passes and daily passes are still available. Review the registration fee schedule and conference program for more information. While you are at the conference, share your highlights on Twitter using #IAEM18. There will be prizes for the top two individuals that share the most posts on Twitter. Be sure to review the rules in the conference app.

Bid online today to help the IAEM Scholarship Program provide scholarships — anyone may participate, so tell your friends

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

Bidding will close on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 12:30 pm. EDT in the current and largest IAEM Scholarship Program online auction of the year. The online auction benefits students working toward degrees in emergency management, disaster management, or closely related fields of study. We need your help. Register today, begin bidding, and tell your friends. Anyone is eligible to participate. Winning bidders not at the IAEM Annual Conference will be notified, and items will be shipped. You will be able to track bids on the mobile app. Check back often because new items are added every day. Current items include several vacations and condo rentals, jewelry, emergency management collectibles, and food gifts. There is something for everyone.

FEMA and partners release PrepTalk on value of insurance

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

FEMA, in partnership with organizations that collectively represent the emergency management profession, including IAEM, on Oct. 16, released a second video presentation from the PrepTalks Symposium held on Sept. 6, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The video is Sean Kevelighan’s Understanding the Value of Insurance. Kevelighan is president and CEO of the Insurance Information Institute, an organization dedicated to improving the public’s understanding of insurance. In his PrepTalk, Kevelighan shares the pivotal role that insurance plays in people’s lives and the economy before and after a disaster. He describes the insurance industry as the financial first responder after catastrophe, getting into communities to help rebuild and restore people’s lives and the economy. Kevelighan's PrepTalk, the question-and-answer session that followed, a discussion guide, and additional reference materials are available at on the PrepTalks website.

FEMA releases new and updated continuity brochures

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released a new set of continuity brochures that provide additional tools, templates and resources to assist in implementing the concepts found within the Continuity Guidance Circular (CGC). The CGC guides whole community efforts to develop and maintain the capability to ensure continuity of operations, continuity of government, and enduring constitutional government during an emergency that disrupts typical operations. Some of the brochures are updates to those originally published in 2014, while others are new to reflect the evolution of the continuity program. Brochure titles include: Whole Community Continuity, Federal Continuity; Telework: An Essential Component of Continuity Planning; Continuity Webinar Series; Continuity Essential Records Management; Continuity Planning for Pandemics and Widespread Infectious Diseases; Continuity Excellence Series - Master Continuity Practitioner Program Level I; and Continuity Excellence Series - Master Continuity Practitioner Program Level II. Visit the Continuity Resource Toolkit to download brochures and other continuity resources.

Supporting disaster resilience in the Pacific: Who are the key players?

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

For small island developing states in the Pacific, climate change is already resulting in natural disasters that are growing in number and intensity. While some governments still debate the very existence of climate change, Pacific nations are dealing with it on a daily basis — building disaster resilience to save lives and ensure quick recovery.

New deputy FEMA administrator confirmed by senate at 'critical time'*

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Pete Gaynor to be deputy administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Gaynor, who previously served as the director of the Providence Emergency Management Agency and most recently as the director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency, was nominated to the post in June.

Application to HEART reopened for emergency managers

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

HEART (Heritage Emergency and Response Training) 2018 will take place Dec. 10-14, 2018, at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. This year’s HEART program builds upon the program launched last year in D.C. and further refined through regional programs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. HEART 2018 seeks applications from cultural heritage professionals and emergency management professionals from all 56 states and territories and Indian Country. The Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF), co-sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Smithsonian Institution, has reopened the application process for emergency managers in order to obtain a better cultural steward/emergency management participant ratio. As further incentive, travel to and from D.C. by emergency managers will be covered, as will lodging (as originally noted). The application deadline for emergency managers has been extended to Mon., Oct. 22, 2018. For complete details about this program and instructions on how to apply, please visit https://culturalrescue.si.edu/hentf/training/. Email questions to hentf@si.edu.

DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis is accepting applications for its Fellows Program

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

The DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has enhanced its Fellows Program and is now accepting applications from state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) partners. The Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for SLTT partners to collaborate with DHS, the intelligence community, and federal interagencies to ensure that SLTT perspectives are integrated into the threat information shared by federal partners. Fellows will be expected to collaborate with their federal counterparts and SLTT customers through participation in a variety of intelligence functions, including, but not limited to, intelligence collection, analysis, and production activities. Through these engagements, Fellows will collaborate with interagency partners to facilitate the sharing of information and intelligence across all levels of government. Several distinct opportunities are available under this program and applicants may apply for more than one opportunity. If more than one opportunity is identified, please rank order your preference: DHS Intelligence Enterprise; Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT); and National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC). Download the overview and application form. Email questions to SLTTPartnerEngagement@hq.dhs.gov.

New FEMA initiative puts teams in place ahead of disasters

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

As Hurricane Florence's destructive winds dropped over North Carolina's coast last month, a call for help came into the state's Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, the nerve center of the official response. The swift water rescue crews were hampered in their efforts to reach people stranded by the storm because they didn't have the communication equipment they needed.

The sudden, shocking growth of Hurricane Michael

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

The already bad 2018 hurricane season has gotten even worse. On Wednesday afternoon, Hurricane Michael became the second major storm to make landfall this year. Michael is an incredibly dangerous, history-making storm, bringing catastrophic high winds and deadly storm surge to Florida’s Panhandle.

Strengthening Sint Maarten: Lessons learned after Hurricane Irma*

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

Recovering from the devastation of a Category 5 hurricane can be a challenge for any nation, but the cultural make up of Sint Maarten — the Dutch portion of the island known as Saint Martin — poses special challenges. After Hurricane Irma struck the island in September 2017, our team went on a fact finding mission and learned that there were improvements to be made in how warnings were issued, how evacuations were conducted, and how communities rebuilt after storms.

UNISDR report finds 'dramatic rise' in climate-related disasters

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) released a report that finds economic losses from climate-related disasters have increased by 151 percent. The report recommends integrating disaster risk reduction (DRR) into investment decisions to ensure sustainable development in a changing climate. The report titled, "Economic Losses, Poverty and Disasters 1998-2017," examines key trends over the last 40 years on the effect of disasters on economic losses and human lives.

From Harvey to Michael: How America's year of major hurricanes unfolded

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

Just two years after Hurricane Matthew forced her to flee her home temporarily, Adrienne Kennedy has again had to pack her bags and leave. Hurricane Florence, which drenched the Carolinas last month, punched holes in Kennedy’s roof, causing it to collapse. “You do get kind of hopeless,” said Kennedy, who is renting a place 30 miles away.

The Pillowcase Project teaches elementary students about disaster preparedness

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

Emma Webb received a pet betta as a birthday gift. The turquoise, purple and red fish that lives in a square tank is Emma's favorite and only fish. The Leeds Elementary School fourth-grader learned Tuesday that if the fish, which she named Buttercup, isn't right next to her and easily accessible in the event of a house fire, she should focus on getting herself out of harm's way by escaping through a door or window.

Why doesn't the US bury its power lines?

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

It is nearing the end of a highly destructive hurricane season in the United States. The devastation of Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina caused more than 1.4 million customers to lose power and Hurricane Michael has cut service to an estimated 900,000 customers in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas.

Florida's building code is tough, but Michael was tougher. Is it time for a rewrite?*

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

The devastation wrought by Hurricane Michael may have exposed a weak spot in Florida’s lauded statewide building code, among the strongest anywhere when it comes to windstorms: Across much of the Panhandle, the rules may not be tough enough. That’s because the code’s requirements for wind resistance vary widely by location.

Hurricane Michael reminds us it's past time to get smarter about where we build*

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

Avoidance is a great way to mitigate risk. As in, get out of trouble’s way, or don’t be there to begin with. When it comes to hurricanes, that good advice is getting harder to heed. In Florida, we continue to build along our coasts, often just a few feet above sea level. New homes spring up on barrier islands. Condo towers rise where mangroves once grew.

How this Florida city used 'smart data' to stay ahead of Hurricane Michael

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

“Emergency management has a lot of moving parts,” says Raimundo Rodulfo, Director of Information Technology for the City of Coral Gables, with a slight sigh of relief now that Hurricane Michael has left this city south of Miami largely unscathed. The same was not true after Hurricane Irma last September. More than 80 percent of the city was left without power, including police safety buildings, and the debris removal took weeks of clean-up.

Visit the Certification Portal on Oct. 26 for candidate notification letters

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

Notification letters will be published on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, for candidates who had their applications reviewed in September. Candidates may access their results by logging in to their account at www.iaemcem.org.

USC to offer Oct. 24 Safe Schools Digital Summit

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

The University of Southern California (USC) is presenting the National Safe Schools Digital Summit, which will be offered exclusively online and is free to view. The summit begins at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET. Visit the event website to explore the panelists and panels and to add the event to your calendar. Join us for these conversations that can move us toward a new understanding of school safety. The summit will feature three panel discussions: Students Are the Nation’s Greatest Asset; There Is No Profile for School Security; and When a School Shooting Is the Story.

Center for Domestic Preparedness opens registration for Tribal Nations Training Week, Mar. 16-23, 2019

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

Registration is now open for free emergency response training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness’ (CDP) 4th Annual Tribal Nations Training Week, March 16-23, 2019, at the CDP Campus, Anniston, Alabama. CDP training is completely funded for state, local, tribal and territorial emergency responders, to include round-trip airfare, meals, lodging, and any equipment required during training. Anyone working in an emergency response capacity who is affiliated with one or more tribal nations or the Indian Health Service, as well as those who work directly with Tribal Nations, are authorized to attend Tribal Nations Training Week. While CDP training is open year-round to those affiliated with tribal nations, the CDP’s Tribal Nations Training Week courses and scenarios are tailored specifically to help tribal nations prepare their communities and healthcare, public health, and environmental health resources to respond to catastrophic natural or man-made disasters. Register online, and also obtain a FEMA student identification number. Attendees also will need a promo code, which can be obtained by contacting David Hall, CDP’s Western Region and Tribal Nations Training Coordinator.

Legality of disaster management authority appointment: Kerala HC seeks govt's views

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

The Kerala high court has sought the views of the state government on a petition alleging that appointment of member secretary of Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) is illegal. A petition (WP-C No. 33841/2018) filed by Vijay V Paul of Thottakkattukara in Aluva through advocate Santhosh Mathew is being considered by a division bench comprising chief justice Hrishikesh Roy and justice AK Jayasankaran Nambiar.

As Ebola spreads in Congo, WHO weighs emergency declaration

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recorded six more cases of Ebola over the weekend, including three community deaths, which raise more concern about the spread of the disease in the region. The new cases lift the outbreak total to 211, including 135 deaths. Twenty-four suspected cases are still under investigation.

Uganda says landslide death toll rises to 43, begins relocations

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

The death toll from a landslide in Uganda last week has risen to 43 and displaced residents deemed most at risk in the disaster-prone region will be resettled immediately, the government said on Tuesday. Torrential rains unleashed a deluge of boulders, mud and water down Mount Elgon near the border with Kenya, uprooting trees, pulverizing homes and burying residents in the town of Bukalasi and some nearby villages.

Flash floods kill at least 13 people in southwest France

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 13 people, nine of them in just one town, authorities said Monday. People had to be helicoptered to safety from the roofs of their homes as overnight storms dumped the equivalent of several months of rain in just a few hours. Worst hit was the town of Trebes, east of the medieval walled city of Carcassonne. The rains that swept in from the Mediterranean killed nine people there, Interior Ministry spokesman Frederic de Lanouvelle said.

USGS: Magnitude 6.5 earthquake recorded east of New Caledonia

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 was recorded east of New Caledonia in the South Pacific on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. The epicentre of the quake was 190 km (120 miles) east of Tadine in the Loyalty Islands at a depth of 33 km (20 miles), the USGS said. There was no immediate threat of a tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.

France swallowed by floods as Hurricane Leslie batters Portugal, 13 dead

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

October has so far been a month of torrential rain for Europe, as France, Portugal and Spain all battle dangerous flash flooding. Deadly torrential rains have killed at least 13 people in south-western France according to national emergency services spokesman Michael Bernier. One person remains missing, with the death toll at risk of rising.

Cyclone Titli: Death toll rises to 26 in Odisha

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

Bhubaneshwar: The death toll in cyclone Titli that made a landfall in the state of Odisha on October 11 has increased to 26. The people died due to a landslide, falling of trees, drowning, wall collapse, in the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Angul, Keonjhar and Nayagarh. Three districts of Odisha - Ganjam, Gajapati, and Rayagada - were severely affected by cyclone Titli, heavy rains, and the subsequent floods earlier this month.

At least 1 dead in Texas flooding that caused bridge collapse, breached dam

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

Massive floods swept through Central Texas on Tuesday, and rushing waters are expected to rise overnight and into Wednesday morning. But despite flood operations in several counties already being in place in anticipation of more swift and high waters, the damage, it seems, has already begun.

A week after Hurricane Michael hit, more misery and a rising death toll

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

A week after Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida Panhandle, the scope of the storm's fury is still emerging as the death toll rises and rescuers search for the missing in the hardest-hit areas. Michael has killed at least 29 people across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. Of those, 12 are in Florida's Bay County, where the hurricane made landfall last week as a Category 4 storm.

20 killed as mudslides wipe out part of school in Indonesia

Published: 18 Oct 2018 07:54:12 CDT

Twenty people were killed when torrential rains and flooding triggered mudslides that wiped out part of an elementary school in Indonesia’s North Sumatra, officials said. At least 11 of those who died in the flooding Friday were students, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the disaster mitigation agency. Some students are still missing.

> IAEM Annual Conference, Oct. 19-24, Grand Rapids, MI 
> IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series"Increased Preparedness Working with Non-Traditional Partners," Nov. 15, 2018, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
> 2018 IAEM-USA Region 1 Conference, Nov. 16-17, 2018, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA
> 
IAEM Thursday Learning Webinar Series"Budgeting for Disasters: Challenges and Innovative Practices in Times of Uncertainty," Jan. 17, 2019, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
> 2019 IAEM-Canada Annual Conference, June 4-7, 2019, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
> 2019 IAEM Annual Conference, Nov. 15-20, 2019, Savannah, Georgia
> Future IAEM Annual Conference Dates 
> EM Calendar
 

Oct 2018 | Nov-Dec 2018 | Jan-June 2019 | July-Dec 2019 

IAEM Calendar: October 2018

Oct. 17, 2018, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Webinar: "Hurricane Recovery"

register online 
Hurricanes can have long-lasting effects. After the storm, affected communities may deal with challenging physical, mental, emotional, and environmental consequences. Please join CDC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a discussion about hurricane recovery. This webinar will discuss the health issues and mental health concerns that may linger after a hurricane.

Oct. 17, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
FEMA/EMI e-Forum: "Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management"

To Attend: Participate online, or call-in at 800-320-4330, PIN 107622.
About FEMA/EMI e-Forums: FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) hosts “One Link, One Bridge, Many Voices” e-Forums on Wednesdays at 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. EMI e-Forums are one-hour, moderated webinar panel discussions, where EMI and the emergency management community discuss matters of interest related to emergency management and national preparedness with whole-community partners and peers. Through these forums, participants share their experiences in an informal exchange of ideas. EMI e-Forums are free of charge and available to anyone who wishes to participate.

Oct. 19, 2018, 1:30-3:00 p.m. EDT
Office for Victims of Crime Webinar: "Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: 48 Hours and Beyond"

Register online
The Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, is presenting this webinar, which will discuss the transition from short-term to long-term assistance, how to execute productive outreach plans, understanding immediate/acute, intermediate/transitional, and long-term needs of survivors, how to honor victims and survivors, and how to get involved in exercise planning.

Oct. 19, 2018
DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

White Plains, New York
Download flyer for details and registration link
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will hold 11 offerings of this workshop during the months of September and October, each at a different location. Participants will learn about: developing an emergency action; identifying strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in physical security and planning considerations via break-out sessions; how to prevent active shooter incidents by recognizing behavioral indicators on the pathway to violence; and understanding the history of significant active shooter incidents through survivor stories and expert perspectives.


Oct. 19-24, 2018
IAEM 66th Annual Conference & EMEX
"Op
portunities & Innovations in Emergency Management"

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Visit the IAEM Conference Website for up-to-date details and to register:

http://iaemconference.info

 
Oct. 21, 2018, AEM/CEM Prep Course & Exam

  • AEM/CEM Preparatory Course Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • AEM/CEM Exam Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Location: IAEM 2018 Annual Conference, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
  • Complete details on registration, which is separate from conference registration.
  • Registration Deadline: Oct. 5, 2018
  • Note: There will be limited seats available after the registration deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.
     

Oct. 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT
Regional Rail Response

Pelican Landing
Moss Point, Mississippi
register online 
The Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) grant provides hazmat training for volunteer or remote emergency responders. Awarded by U.S. DOT and PHMSA, the ALERT grant program focuses on emergency response activities involving the transportation of crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids by rail. The IAFC and ISFSI worked with rail industry experts to develop this Regional Rail Response Training. The training is designed to bring local and regional agencies together to understand the response efforts and roles better should a derailment or incident occur and discuss unified and coordinated response activities to a train derailment scenario, involving crude oil.

Oct. 24, 2018, 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET
University of Southern California: USC Safe Schools Digital Summit

The University of Southern California (USC) is presenting the National Safe Schools Digital Summit. This event is being offered exclusively online and is free to view. The summit begins at 8:30 AM PT/11:30 AM ET, and the first panel starts at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET. Visit the event website at usc.edu/safeschools to explore the panelists and panels and to add the event to your calendar. Join us for these conversations that can move us toward a new understanding of school safety. The summit will feature three panel discussions:

  • Panel 1: Students Are the Nation’s Greatest Asset – Students from schools affected by violence will share insights into their experience, their concerns, and the role they can play in supporting safer schools. Panelists include students who survived mass shootings at Virginia Tech and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
  • Panel 2: There Is No Profile for School Security – Experts from the security, public safety and public health professions will discuss trends in school violence, best practices for creating a more secure campus, and approaches that can enhance school safety.
  • Panel 3: When a School Shooting Is the Story – Panelists from the journalism industry will explain how decisions are made when covering school violence and the considerations journalists weigh when reporting. The panel will include journalists from TV, radio, print and digital outlets.

Three Offerings on Oct. 30, Oct. 31, and Nov. 1, 2018
FEMA/EMI VTTX Tabletop Exercise: "Cyber Coordination"

To participate: Locations interested in participating in the VTTX series should submit an email request to participate in the exercise to Doug Kahn at douglas.kahn@fema.dhs.gov, phone (301) 447-7645, with preferred date of participation. Learn about other VTTX progams here.
About the exercise: The VTTX program is designed for a “community-based” group (not individual participation) of at least five or more personnel from local or State emergency management organizations with representation from all emergency management disciplines - public safety, public works, public health, health care, government, administrative, communications, military, private sector, non-governmental, and critical stress professionals. In this exercise, participants will examine the implementation of national policy, frameworks, and guidance for whole community stakeholders on relevant authorities, plans, procedures, and available resources for cyber incident coordination.

Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2018
Canadian Risk & Hazards Network (CRHNET) Conference
"Dealing with Uncertainty: Innovation and Practice"

Sheraton Wall Center
Vancouver, BC, Canada
event site 
For 2018, CRHNet will offer its delegates a unique opportunity. In partnership and collaboration with the Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference (EPBCC), the two organizations are enhancing both networking and learning opportunities for the delegates of both conferences. There is a full program with presentations and panels reflecting both academic and practitioner perspectives.

Oct. 31, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
FEMA/EMI e-Forum: "Red Cross Emergency Management Programs"

To Attend: Participate online, or call-in at 800-320-4330, PIN 107622.
About FEMA/EMI e-Forums: FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) hosts “One Link, One Bridge, Many Voices” e-Forums on Wednesdays at 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. EMI e-Forums are one-hour, moderated webinar panel discussions, where EMI and the emergency management community discuss matters of interest related to emergency management and national preparedness with whole-community partners and peers. Through these forums, participants share their experiences in an informal exchange of ideas. EMI e-Forums are free of charge and available to anyone who wishes to participate.

Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2018
2018 Common Alerting Prototol (CAP) Implementation Workshop

Co-Sponsored by IAEM, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), ITU, OASIS (the international standards organization that actually maintains the CAP standard), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Hosted by Hong Kong Observatory
Hong Kong
provisional list of speakers | 2018 flyer
Call for Participation: Download the Call for Participation. If you have CAP implementation experiences or insights to share, please let the Program Committee know, by email to eliot.j.christian@gmail.com, that you want to give one of the presentations. As usual, presentations are limited to 20 minutes each.
About the Workshop: The 2018 CAP Implementation Workshop will be hosted by Hong Kong Observatory, with the meetings at or nearby the HKO main office. The CAP Implementation Workshop will be on Wednesday, 31 October, and Thursday, 1 November. A CAP Training session will be offered for the afternoon of Tuesday, 30 October. Two other side meetings are anticipated. Prior to the CAP Workshop, ASEAN countries will be invited to participate in a technical meeting at the same venue. The meeting will focus on an Asian component of the WMO Global Multi-hazard Alert System. It will be all day on Monday, Oct. 29, and half-day on the morning of Oct. 30. After the CAP Workshop, on Friday, Nov. 2, in the same venue will be an all-day session on the Filtered Alert Hub technology, which is being used for a prototype of the WMO Alert Hub.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SAVE THE DATE for IAEM Canada’s Annual Conference June 2019 in Calgary
This annual event is designed for Canadian emergency management and industry professionals like you. IAEM Canada will be hosting our second conference back in Calgary, June 4-7, 2019. Join us for this premier, national conference at the top of the beautiful Bow Building in downtown Calgary.

Have you read ICS Outside the Norm, by IAEM Canada’s, own IAEM Canada Holly Tobin, Vice President, IAEM-Canada Atlantic Region? (24 Sept 2019)